I went on this Champagne Brunch Cruise in Marina Del Rey about a year ago and this is the epitome of what “Sunday Funday” should be. This cruise hosted by Hornblower Cruises & Events now has a Starlight Dinner Cruise in addition to the Champagne Brunch Cruise that I participated in. They may have always had the dinner cruise but this is my first time learning about it so I’m excited to see how it is. Both these cruises are perfect not only for dates with a significant other but to go with your family or to get your “grown up turn up” on with your friends. Since the weather is slowly getting warmer, I would highly suggest to go between now and May, although, since you always have the marine layer in the marina I’m sure it would be just as beautiful during the summer months.
The Champagne Brunch Cruise includes 2 hours of coasting around the marina, a brunch buffet, free- flowing champagne (get some OJ and make yourself a mimosa) and sparking cider, tranquil background music, and your own table overlooking the scenic view. Since the marina isn’t in open water (don’t get technical), you’re not really paying for a cruise per say, but rather the experience. When making the reservations, request if you can be seated on the top deck as you’re able to fully take in the breathtaking view and you’re not in the commotion of others getting their food on the bottom deck. The food consists of every typical American breakfast dish, but their desserts.. Uhh- mae- zeeng. They have a variety of sweets that puts Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory to shame (ok, maybe I’m exaggerating but it was hella good!). Switch up your Sunday Funday routine and book this! I haven’t tried their dinner cruise so I can’t really give my two sense, but you better believe I will once I try it!
I actually have a gift certificate for either of those events because the wind wasn’t playing nice so they compensated us with a free ticket. If you’d be willing to accompany one Sunday or a Friday/Saturday night (dinner cruise), please let me know! Let’s eat. Let’s drink. Let’s relax. Let’s vibe.